College Physics for AP® Courses

Take a look at an organized physics course. The 34-section electronic textbook covers material in AP® Physics 1 and 2. Teachers use the text to supplement lectures and have the class work through the labs. Each section contains multiple lesson, conceptual questions, problems, and exercises along with test prep items. Pupils use the text to provide background information and examples of the physics material they learn in class.

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Concepts
significant figures, displacement, vectors, time, velocity, speed, acceleration, motion, constant acceleration, kinematics, falling action, addition vectors, projectile motion, force, newton's first law of motion, newton's laws of motion, newton's second law of motion, newton's third law of motion, tension, friction, drag, elasticity, angle of rotation, angular velocity, centripetal acceleration, the coriolis effect, gravity, force of gravity, kepler's laws, work, kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, potential energy, the law of conservation of energy, power, momentum, conservation of momentum, collisions, elastic collisions, inelastic collisions, propulsion, equilibrium, simple machines, torque, angular momentum, fluids, density, pressure, pascal's principle, archimedes' principle, cohesion, surface tension, capillary action, dynamics, bernoulli's principle, viscosity, osmosis, temperature, thermal expansion, the ideal gas law, kinetic molecular theory, phase changes, humidity, evaporation, boiling points, heat, heat capacity, heat transfer, conduction, convection, radiation, laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamics, entropy, oscillation, hooke's law, periods, frequency, harmonic motion, pendulums, circular motion, resonanace, waves, sound, the speed of sound, wavelength, the doppler effect, ultrasound, hearing, static electricity, conductors, electric fields, electrostatics, coulomb's law, electric currents, ohm's law, resistance, alternating current/direct current, voltmeter, ammeters, magnetism, magnets, magnetic fields, magnetic force, generating electricity, electromagnetic waves, electromagnetic spectrum, the law of reflection, refraction, vision, color, microscopes, telescopes, light waves, diffraction, polarization, the theory of general relativity, quantum physics, the photoelectric effect, photons, atoms, the bohr model, radioactivity, nuclear decay, particles
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use as a primary textbook for AP® Physics 1 or 2
Classroom Considerations
  • Free instructor signup allows for access to several teacher resources
  • Lab activities require basic physics lab equipment
Pros
  • Includes correlations to big ideas and essential knowledge for AP® Physics
  • Contains links to interactives to illustrate concepts
  • Provides problems for individual practice
Cons
  • None